Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin P90: a vintage-voiced P90 known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange. With clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs, we guarantee that the Fralin P90 will inspire you, no matter what guitar or music style you play. As with all Fralin Pickups, you can take pride in knowing we designed, built, and assembled your P90 in Virginia using 100% USA-Made parts.
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The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.
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Don’t you love the sound of a screaming P90 Pickup? What’s not to love? Easily one of the most unique and versatile pickup designs out there, the Fralin P90 pushes the limit by using 100% USA-Made parts and a tone that will make your jaw drop.
Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack and crystal-clear lows. Available in a Soapbar, Dogear, and Humbucker, you can rest assured knowing you can get the Fralin P90 tone, in any guitar you have.
- Original Gibson Size – Soapbar and Dogear models available
- Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
- USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
- Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
- Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built and hand-wound for unrivaled quality control
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
- Risk-free 30-Day Exchange Policy
Get excited – Fralin P90s covers an impressive, broad tonal spectrum.
Featuring a clear neck and an overwound bridge, our P90s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone with a distinct wound string, and percussive treble string. The midrange is full, thick, and warm – perfect for adding depth to your guitar.
Are you looking for the traditional Fender-type sparkle? You won’t find that here. The Fralin P90 is all Gibson! For that, we recommend checking out our Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod model. We also have a Hum Cancelling version of this pickup available.
Whether playing clean or dirty, we guarantee the “3-dimensional depth” that the Fralin P90 provides will inspire you for years to come. Single notes are punchy and clear without sounding tinny, and chords break up with a tight compression that’s guaranteed to push your amp.
And with a hand-wound scatter-wound coil, your pickup is as unique as you are – each coil features a subtly unique voice that will undoubtedly inspire you. Experience what you’ve been missing and give your guitar the P90 voice it was meant to have with the Fralin P90.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||7.2K|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||8.2K|
|Neck Polarity:||Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings|
|Bridge Polarity:||Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings|
|Wire:||USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.
Lead Color Codes
See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
P90 Questions And Answers:
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For a Gibson blues hawk with a noise canceling dummy coil mounted from the back of the guitar between the neck and bridge P90s, what are the requirements for replacing pickups?
Q For a Gibson blues hawk with a noise canceling dummy coil mounted from the back of the guitar bet...... Read moreThere are no answers for this question yet.
are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnets
Q are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnetsA
Hey Joel, you can certainly request is using the "Notes" field on the checkout screen.
What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?
Q What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?A
Hey Jayme, the Braided Shield is a non-reversible lead designed for single-pickup guitars or if you're installing a new set of pickups as a set. The 2-Conductor With Shield lead will allow you to reverse the coil direction of the pickup to prevent any phasing issues. More information is located here: How To Choose The Right Humbucker Lead
Hi Lindy, just to make sure, is there a difference between your standard p90's and dog ear p90's besides the shape? thanks J-W
Q Hi Lindy, just to make sure, is there a difference between your standard p90's and dog ear p90's ...... Read moreA
Hey Jan-Willem, the pickup is the same between both models - it's just the cover and baseplate that changes.
If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a direct mount without modification?
Q If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a ...... Read moreA
Hey Carl, good question. No - the Pickguard Mounted Soapbar mod has both the lead and the pickup chassis mounted to it, and cannot be easily removed.
I put these P-90 pickups in a dual pickup Les Paul Junior. It is my first experience with P-90s. I was extremely pleased with the results. The pickup set arrived quickly. I installed them after applying shielding paint to all the cavities and grounding them. I used two 500k CTS pots and a 22 cap. The P90’s are powerful, clear, and very strong in the midrange but not shrill. There is very little single coil “hiss” and in the “both” pickup selection they are quietly hum bucked.
These pickups really help my guitar punch through the mix and is a nice blend with the other guitar player in the band as he uses a PRS guitar with standard humbucker pickups. Allows a nice blend where the two guitars are distinct.
I did have an installation question and called for advice which Lindy provided for me. It was accurate and cleared things up for me. Just a phone call away!! Very excellent service and Fralin makes an excellent product. I’m going to build another dual pickup Les Paul Junior and this time I’m going to try the Fralin humbucking set just to check out the difference, but this P-90 set really has the punch and response I was hoping for. Great product.
*THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE ALNICO POLE P90*
I was looking for a pickup that had the attack and brilliance similar to that of a Dynasonic or Gibson’s Staple P90 of the mid 1950s. The unique sound of these two pickups are scattered across countless Eddie Cochran, T-Bone Walker and Elvis (post Sun Records) recordings; Scotty Moore’s iconic sound from his years at RCA are the best example of a Gibson Staple P90. On the tonal spectrum the Dynasonic and Staple are nearly identical to each other and fall in between the snap of a Telecaster bridge and the bite of a P90, perhaps slightly closer to the Tele end: this is what I was chasing.
I ordered and installed Lindy’s AlNiCo pole 5% P90 in the bridge position of a Guild hollowbody and I was NOT disappointed. I believe this pickup is better than both Gretsch’s Dynasonic and Gibson’s Staple. I liked that this pickup lacked the twangy attack the Dynasonics typically have and it is not as scooped in the mid-range as a Staple, harmonically richer as well. The best way I could describe this is pickup is having the attack and clarity of a 50s Broadcaster pickup with the fullness and chime of a 50s P90 played clean. This pickup may not be for everyone because it really resists breaking up. While it has plenty of snarl it will not overdrive like a P90, this is exactly what I wanted – clean and loud. This pickup sounds best with low wattage combos like Tweed style amps. Brownfaced amps can be dialed in to sound excellent with this pickup but my experience proved blackface amps are too clean and, while sounding big, the pickup sounds somewhat sterile because it simply will not begin to growl even with the volume dimed.
If you put the pickup through a preamp or boost, just pinch the boost a bit, you can get it into snarly P90 ground but with more clarity and definition; it doesn’t compress like a P90. If you use a good tube preamp, a tape delay as a preamp or boost it acts much more like a P90 and cleans up when you bring the guitar’s volume down a little. Overall, this pickup is very responsive to the volume and tone controls on the guitar. I find that a majority of the sweep on the volume control is usable and, if using audio log pots with 22 caps, the tone can be gently brought down to even off the brightness giving you a lot of versatility.
While I rarely use pedals, this pickup responds excellent with a good overdrive pedal and boost pedals.
If you like the response of a P90, if you feel Fender’s single coil pickups sound too thin, yet you want the clarity and bell-like tone they offer this is the pickup for you!
I should have done this a long time ago. I changed out the pickups in a Wildkat. The shop I took the guitar to had some issues installing the pickups and Lindy advised that I needed an additional shim. I cannot say enough about Lindy’s customer support. Once the new pickups were in, the shop asked if they could keep the guitar for an extra 2 weeks because everyone in the store loved the sound so much! I play through an original Fender Blues Deluxe or a Clark Beaufort (Deluxe clone). I get compliments on the sound every time I play. I am looking at a new guitar with P-90’s and if I get it I will be buying Lindy’s to replace the stock set.
I have the stock set in a Gem series Les Paul Studio. They are fantastic pickups! Out of phase they quack beautifully, getting that classic Hubert Sumlin sound, but also capable of morphing towards Buddy Guy, and even a little Peter Green. The bridge has enough twang for country, the neck gets a fabulous Jump Blues sound.
I contacted Lindy about a custom wind I wanted for my Gibson SG Jr. 60’s model. The stock pickup just did not have enough punch for my taste. Lo and behold, I get a call from the man himself! We talked about what I wanted, basically a significant overwind with a custom wire. We talked and dialed in exactly where it needed to be. Once it arrived, I installed it in my SG and cranked it up. I play a ’74 Marshall jmp 50 which was Jose modded by Voo Doo amps. This baby really sounded like the hammer of the Gods cranked through the Marshall! Plenty of extra punch. A bit darker, which was what I wanted since the stock pickup was too thin and bright. The huge improvement was the presence and harmonics. Wow! This pickup is alive! You can feel every note. The harmonics and sustain are off the scale and the presence is just spooky! Since it’s basically one of a kind due to the wire, I have dubbed it “The Devinator”! It has a permanent home in my Gibson now. Thanks again Lindy!
I got a good deal on a new Epiphone Casino. It is a beautiful guitar and very nicely made. But the stock pickups, as so many before me have experienced, were horrible. I have always loved American Gibson P-90’s, but you can’t find dogear style anymore. After listening to a bunch of samples, I decided on Lindy Fralin. I thought they came closest to vintage Gibson. They came last week and immediately improved the sound 100%. But they were a little low so I ordered a couple .100″ shims. I just put them on and I cannot believe how good that guitar sounds. Straight into my Deluxe Reverb it has that growl and punch P-90’s are known for. The sound of classic rock. I could not be more satisfied with these pickups. Thanks, Lindy.
I replaced some stock p90’s in a frankenstein/tele deluxe. Along with the new CTS pots and mojotone caps i put in this is easily now my favorite guitar to play. There is so much clarity and note separation. Even with higher gain settings, 9th chords sound transparent. It’s eerie how much mojo went into these pups……
I sent in a set of stock Epiphone P-90s to have them rewound for a Casino that I had assembled from individual surplus parts. The stock pickups I acquired for the project had a DC resistance of 12K ohms, a little too much emphasis in midrange, lacked high end clarity, and additionally the neck position was overly boomy in comparison to the bridge. The completely rebuilt set I received has perfect balance, crystal clear chime, and just an overall absolutely wonderful tone. I had expected the set to come back sounding better, but was unprepared for just how much better that turned out to be. It was as if I was starting over again with a new instrument after I got them installed. This company’s customer support, communication and order fulfillment are second to none. I could not be happier with my purchase. Thank you!
I put the p90 in a epiphone wildkat. Sounds with clarity and definition. Not dark like the stock ones. I am very happy with the sound of these pickups.
I put these in a vintage 1965 epiphone casino . It had been loaded with humbuckers but now it is back to the original sound. You guys did a great job. I played out with them the first chance I got. The sound man commented on how noise free this guitar is. Unusual comment for a single pickup guitar. I can’t stop playing the old epiphone now. I chose the stock wind and I am very satisfied with the sound and balance. Chimey highs and a smooth bottom end. I am very impressed . I worked in the r/d department at Ovation and also at Guild in the 70’s and 80’s and know a bit about sound. I play through a 1966 (not a re-issue) Fender Princeton Reverb or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, great sound through either amp. I play in a Christian Blues and Southern Rock band . We are on you tube under the name Leftovers .